10 July 2016: Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) at bat during a game between the  Atlanta Braves and the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire)

Trout, Freeman pace the field as we enter the homestretch

I should have a little more faith in BABS. She's been good to me; I should support her even when her ratings seem a little off. To wit:

A few weeks ago, I was a guest of Patrick Davitt's on Baseball HQ Radio. He was looking over the late July BABS update and noticed some odd ratings. He asked me:

Some names jumped out at me from the...

Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrates its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - BaseballHQ.com - celebrates 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, ESPN.com (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

21 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1997, including 6 titles

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame



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